1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Plagiantha Renvoize

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is NE. Brazil.

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    Habit
    Annual. Culms erect, or decumbent; 30-80 cm long; rooting from lower nodes. Ligule a ciliolate membrane. Leaf-blades lanceolate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; dorsally compressed; 2.2-2.8 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; dorsally compressed; 2.2-2.8 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume oblate; membranous; without keels; 3-5 -veined. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume ovate; 0.8 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 5 -veined. Upper glume apex obtuse.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret oblong; membranous; 2-4 -veined; sulcate; obtuse. Palea of lower sterile floret becoming indurate on flanks at maturity. Fertile lemma ovate; coriaceous; without keel. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex acute. Palea coriaceous.
    Distribution
    South America.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Brazil Northeast

    Plagiantha Renvoize appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Kew Bull. 37: 323 (1982)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0